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“Last Man Standing” Special Event Set for September 28


A Hollywood-style Amateur Radio special event is set for later this month from the so-called “Seinfeld Stage” on the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City, California. The K6H “Hollywood Hamnado” special event station will be on HF and D-STAR, September 28, from 1400 until 2200 UTC. Hosts for the event will be Amateur Radio crew members of the ABC television series “Last Man Standing.” On the show, actor Tim Allen plays Mike Baxter, KA0XTT. The show’s producer is John Amodeo, NN6JA

The Southern California-based PAPA Repeater System, in association with the Broadcast Employees Amateur Radio Society (BEARS) and Disney Emergency Amateur Radio Service (DEARS) are sponsoring the special event.

Operation will take place on 10, 20, and 40 meters on HF and D-STAR reflector 12A. Rob Antonacci, AA6RA, said K6H is planning to run three SSB stations, operating on or around 28.420, 14.250, and 7.260 MHz. The PAPA website, the W5KUB chat room, and the Mike Baxter KA0XTT Facebook page will provide up-to-the-minute updates.

K6H also will use the Disney Amateur Radio Interconnect to link the WB6AJE repeater in Los Angeles to Disney/ABC-sponsored repeaters in Manhattan-Bristol, Connecticut; Washington, DC, and Orlando, Florida. Various IRLP and EchoLink nodes will be available. Those contacting K6H will receive a limited-edition QSL card.

Tom Medlin, W5KUB, will be on Stage 9 to interview the participants and report on the special event activity. The PAPA website will stream video directly from the operating stations. So far, 26 members of the “Last Man Standing” crew have been inspired by the show’s Amateur Radio component to get licensed. — Thanks to Rob Antonacci, AA6RA




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